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The Gateway

These are two buildings that form The Gateway, with 37 floors and towering 150m above street level. Apparently they look like a trapezoid; I'll take their word for it. 

 

Another view of the same building. The lens spots are quite obvious here. 

 

photoblog image mu-280914-hajiln-03.jpg

The Gateway

These are two buildings that form The Gateway, with 37 floors and towering 150m above street level. Apparently they look like a trapezoid; I'll take their word for it. 

 

Another view of the same building. The lens spots are quite obvious here. 

 

photoblog image mu-280914-hajiln-03.jpg

comments (25)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Jan 2015, 01:36
It suggests strongly that form got an upper hand over function, Ayush?
Ayush Basu: To me it does not suggest anything at all, Ray! But the architectural firm was perhaps pleased with it, I assume.
Just like a razor blade Ayush...Great POV!
Ayush Basu: What struck me is the performance against wind loads and such. The fact that this building was cleared for construction and has been around for a long while obviously demonstrates that it works. But still one does wonder...
Thank you, Richard.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 Jan 2015, 06:27
It's cutting edge architecture Ayush!
Ayush Basu: It certainly shredded to bits my not-so-much gut feeling about wind loads, Chris!
amazing!!!!! you really have some cool buildings where you live
Ayush Basu: That I will give you, Elaine grin Thank you!
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 6 Jan 2015, 08:50
Fabulous effect Ayush, I like it.
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, Chad. I wonder if you were in the vicinity during your stop-over at Singapore
There must be some funny shaped rooms inside Ayush
Ayush Basu: And dirty, inaccessible corners, Bill!
I am glad you showed the second shot as I could not imagine that the flat surface in the top shot could be a building.
Ayush Basu: Then I am pleased. This is no optical illusion, the real thing looks exactly like a flat surface, as you put it, from the angle in the first shot.
What an amazing building Ayush. I'm glad you showed the second picture as it becomes obvious how the building really looks.
Ayush Basu: What struck me is the performance against wind loads and such. The fact that this building was cleared for construction and has been around for a long while obviously demonstrates that it works. But still one does wonder...
Thank you Suzanne
I've got to agree with Bill's comment, but what a striking building.
Ayush Basu: I agree with him and you... and yes, a photo opportunity I could not miss. Thank you Brian
The sharpest building I have ever seen, impressive looking.
Ayush Basu: Thank you Martin, they sure make one stop for a while and take a look.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 6 Jan 2015, 15:38
Fascinating modern architecture and great images!
Ayush Basu: Thank you kindly, Philine
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 6 Jan 2015, 16:52
You and Chantal have similar themes today, Ayush
Ayush Basu: Yes, I visited her post as well, Lisl
  • Pauline
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Jan 2015, 17:04
My goodness, Ayush. They are amazing.
Ayush Basu: Thank you Pauline, they sure make one stop for a while and take a look.
i like the trapezoid... it's like a mind twisters Ayush... there is no problem with the lens spots because you framed the building perfectly with the tree....petersmile
Ayush Basu: What struck me is the performance against wind loads and such. The fact that this building was cleared for construction and has been around for a long while obviously demonstrates that it works. But still one does wonder...
Thank you, Peter
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Jan 2015, 20:30
I would quite like to have an office right in the apex ; needs to high up, though, to get good views. Must be a nightmare to equip with desks, etc.
Ayush Basu: Even more nightmarish to get the corners clean. You would need to invest in a slender, flexible attachment at the tip of your vacuum cleaner grin
It's like an optic illusion!
Ayush Basu: Well in reality too it looks almost like a flat surface, if you approach from the angle as in first shot.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Jan 2015, 21:07
Nicely abstracted.
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much for your comment.
Reminds me of the Flatiron.
Ayush Basu: Oh yes, now that you mention it...
It's remarkable, whatever they call it! I like your two different views.
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, Elizabeth. It certainly is something.
Terrific shots of those amazing buildings.
Ayush Basu: I am pleased you liked them, Michael.
It's quite an illusion, Ayush. WOW. I'm glad for the second image to help make sense out of it.
Ayush Basu: And not just an illusion in 2D photo, the same effect is evident in real, Ginnie.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 7 Jan 2015, 10:32
The one at the back may be a trapezoid, but I can't see all the sides. The other building's angles are so sharp, it looks as if it was a cut and paste job. It does garble the senses somewhat.
Ayush Basu: This building has been around for 25 years now... I guess the architects were pleased of themselves then. And not just an illusion in 2D photo, the same effect is evident in real, Louis.
Wow Ayush... Love this angle
Ayush Basu: Thanks a bunch, Ronky
The building that looks flat with your great POV almost looks like a closed venetian blind.
Ayush Basu: I am pleased you like this view, Jacquelyn
Really awesome buildings Ayush. Some fine shots
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much for looking in, Janet

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